Nicole Iovine

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Pneumocystis species

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has Pneumocystis? What should you expect to find? Overview: The disease entity commonly called “PCP” is caused by Pneumocystis jiroveci. Formerly, this disease was thought to be caused by a different species, P. carinii, which lead to the acronym “PCP” to describe the…

Campylobacter jejuni and fetus

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification Campylobacter jejuni subspecies jejuni and Campylobacter fetus subspecies fetus—gram-negative rods in the family Campylobacteraceae What is the best treatment? Preferred anti-infective treatment C. jejuni The preferred anti-infective agent for acute gastroenteritis or colitis in immunocompetent adults is a macrolide, such as azithromycin, which can…

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